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Schmidt honored for community service by Ohio State Bar Foundation

Columbus, OH (October 5, 2016)— Tracie L. Schmidt of Canfield will receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s District 13 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under on October 25, 2016 at the Salem Golf Club (1967 South Lincoln Avenue, Salem 44460). The award ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Ohio State Bar Association’s District 13 Meeting.

When not in the office, Schmidt donates much of her time to better community and profession. She currently serves as a trustee for Meridian Community Care, a drug and alcohol counseling center helping people in need.

In addition to her service with Meridian, Schmidt is the incoming president-elect of the Mahoning County Bar Association. She is a past president of the Youngstown Business Professional Women’s Club where she worked to increase membership and organize recognition dinners for worthy professionals in the area. In addition, she served as president of the Mahoning/Shenango Planned Giving Council, an organization that educates the community about philanthropy.

“Tracie is a tireless worker,” said Judge Shirley Christian in her nomination of Schmidt for the award. “She has proven herself to be a true leader in providing services to the people of Mahoning and surrounding counties. She is a shining example to young lawyers everywhere demonstrating that it is possible to maintain an active practice and personal life while giving back to the community.”

Selected as a Rising Star by her peers in both 2014 and 2015 for the Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine, Schmidt is also a VA Accredited attorney and assists veterans and their families with available benefits.

A principal with the Canfield firm of Friedman & Rummell Co., L.P.A., she focuses her practice primarily in the areas of probate, estate planning, business, employment and general civil litigation.

Schmidt received her bachelor’s from Kent State University and her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

About the Award

The Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service or to a local civil, artistic or cultural organization.  The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation.  Emphasis is placed on current service.  Recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession.

About the Ohio State Bar Foundation

The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system.  Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans.  For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit WWW.OSBF.NET.

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